Scotts Beach, Karamea

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Scotts Beach in Karamea has stunning seascapes and amazing views. The big plus is you will probably have the beach all to yourself.

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Scotts Beach, Karamea

Drive 15 kilometres north of Karamea on the Karamea-Kohaihai Road, to the Kohaihai River and the end of the road. You will find an excellent camping and picnic area at road end, with toilets, shelter and a telephone.

There is a great, easy 2-3 hour walk that starts from the carpark and follows the Kohaihai River up the valley to the long swing bridge.  The Scotts Beach/Heaphy track climbs steadily through beautiful bush studded with nikau palms, karaka and rata. 

When you reach the saddle of the hill, you will see a short track to a lookout with views out to Scotts Beach below. Just an easy track down to the sand and a little further to a wonderfully sheltered picnic area with toilets and a drinking water fountain. N.B.It might look inviting, but do not be tempted to swim here – there are dangerous currents and undertow.

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Karamea, Westport, West Coast, New Zealand
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